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Private Beachfront Casita!!! New Spa!!! Heated Pool...

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 2 bathroom Casita on the Bay of La Paz. New Spa and Heated Lap Pool.

Tranquility and Privacy are the biggest reasons people stay at the Casita. Enjoy your private new Spa and heated pool. Relax on the hammock or sip a margarita under the palapa, while grilling a fresh fish you just caught.

After dark, enjoy the gas fire pit, while watching the city lights flicker across the water. Or enjoy the New Spa with over 70 body message jets.

If you really want to unwind and have an adventure, then come visit our piece of paradise on the Sea of Cortez.

The Casita has Free Wi-Fi and a full size washer and dryer.

There are numerous restaurants and stores within walking distance of the Casita.

No need for bottled water, we have a whole house water filtration system.

To truly experience the area you’ll need to rent a car. Todos Santos, Cabo San Lucas and many other places are fun day trips.

Whether you love laying on the beach reading, fishing for trophy marlin, diving, kayaking, whale watching, wind surfing, walking deserted beaches looking for seashells or exploring the natural world in any other innumerable ways. You’ll find our Private Casita a perfect place to experience your dreams...

Our sincere hope is that you’re able to experience Baja... Have an adventure or two, create stronger family bonds and create memories that will last a lifetime. Our private Casita has given our family unforgettable memories, I sincerely hope you and your family can get away and experience the Baja Life.

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El Centenario House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower , Outside next to the Plapa
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • One King size bed in bedroom. Couch makes into a full bed. I do have a blow up queen bed in closet.
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Private Beachfront Casita!!! New Spa!!! Heated Pool...
average rating of 4.9 based on 60 reviews

A lovely casita outside La Paz

  • 4 of 5

The casita is great for two - we love our space! It is nicely furnished and had all we needed. The pool was lovely and although there was a jacuzzi, we did not use it. The casita is located outside La Paz on a small (no-swimming) bay and so a car is necessary to see the sights of Baja. There are several restaurants in walking distance and a small supermarket too (Oxxo) for basic requirements. Walmart and larger markets are a few miles away by car and the centre of La Paz around 15 minutes. Jorge, the Manager, was a fountain of local info and very helpful. It was a perfect base for us to chill and also visit the area - we loved it.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Serena for taking the time to do a nice review. The restaurants around the casita are very good and on certain nights they bring in local bands. I sincerely hope you and your family have a great Holiday Season. Jim
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Second Stay as Good as the First

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a home rental in the La Paz area, you can't beat Jim's fantastic Private Beachfront Casita in Centenario, just a 15 minute drive from the malecon in La Paz. We enjoy the tranquility and amenities offered here so much, we chose to stay here during our family vacation again this year (we stayed for two weeks last year, and one week this year before driving across the peninsula for a week at Playa Cerritos). If you scroll down to July 2016, you can read my full review on this great spot. Suffice it to say, you can't go wrong with a place that has it's own full size pool, hot tub, and palapa. During both stays, we chose to just lounge around the property for a couple of days, which is a vacation in and of itself. Jim is also building a beautiful 3-bedroom house adjacent to the casita. The construction site is immaculately clean, and no one works on the house when the casita has been rented (which means work on the house is slow, because Jim's casita is rightfully in high demand!). Jorge, the property manager who also works at the excellent casual dining spot Mesquite Verde next door, is on call for any questions or issues and is also highly responsive. Booking Jim's casita is a no-brainer for a relaxing stay in La Paz!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Scott for the nice review. More than half of the renters staying in 2018 are repeat customers. The feel of staying at the casita and southern Baja is one of tranquillity. It is a great place to release stress and just be in the moment. Scott, I hope you and your family have a great Holiday Season... Jim
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A tranquil, tropical get away

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our experience in Mexico and it centered around this wonderful property. The location, accommodations, proximity to eating establishments, the beach and the city could not have been better. The owner and his property manager were extremely welcoming and helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An oasis by the sea

  • 5 of 5

La Casita is an excellent place to forget about your worries and relax in your own space. The entire place is very comfortable and having the pool / hot tub / lounge area at your finger tips and all to yourself is a real treat. Most VRBO's that we have stayed in offer access to those sort of amenities, but not your very own. Jim, the owner was very helpful and responsive. Jorge, the property manager was very pleasant and made us feel welcomed and supported if we needed anything. You will definitely want a car as it is about 25 minutes from downtown, but that was a plus for us. We found some great snorkeling to the west, along the coast rather than going through the city to the more popular destinations on the east. Our only problem was with la policia over a speeding infraction, but don't let that turn you off. Just pay better attention to the speed limit signs than I did. Muchas Gracias Jim!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mark for the nice review. The beaches to the west are very beautiful, quiet, and great for snorkeling. You are right, having a car in Baja is a must to truly getting out and experiencing Baja to the fullest. We sincerely hope you and your family can visit again for another great adventure. Have a wonderful upcoming Holiday Season.
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Perfect. The photos on the site do not come close at all to the real beauty of the place.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect. The photos on the site do not come close at all to the real beauty of the place. Everyday I found something new to make my time better than the day before. It was fun, exciting, safe and relaxing all in one. 32 days just flew by too quickly.

The house, grounds and pool coalesced into a harmonious mix of thrill and peace. I enjoyed the privacy as well as the availability of city entertainment a short distance away. Day trips to Cabo San Lucas and Todo Santos were easy and safe. There were 3 restaurants within easy walking distance, 2 of them literally next door and one a block away. The groundskeeper was respectful of privacy but managed to keep the grounds and pool impeccable. I hope to return within the next year. Very excited to see the finished "big house".

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. Jorge has done a great job carrying for the Casita and the hundreds of trees and plants that surround the Casita. The three restaurants around the Casita are all good and different in there own way. We sincerely hope you and your family make it back to Baja and stay at the private Casita. We give discounts to repeat customers. This year alone, 50 percent of the bookings were repeat customers. We hope you and your family have a great upcoming Holiday Season.
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Outstanding property and owner

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just got back from one of our best vacation trips ever. Jim does a great job of making you informed of all aspects of arriving,living and sightseeing on your vacation. The property is beautiful and has everything you need to enjoy the perfect weather of LaPaz. Jim stays in constant communication and his property manager is within earshot of help if needed (which we did not need). The lap pool and the deck is really all you need to have a perfect vacation. When we got home I told Jim to get ready for us next year as we plan on spending a month or more with him. Again Jim and his Casita is truly a outstanding vacation destination for anyone interested in a great home and perfect weather.

Mark and Carole

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Jim Nelson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018

About Jim Nelson

My name is Jim Nelson and I’m from Albuquerque, NM. I’m a helicopter pilot in the Army getting ready to retire from the Military after 30 years. The Casita has been a dream project of mine for many years. Staying in the Casita reminds me what life is really about. The people of La Paz don’t seem to let time rule them, their stress levels are way down or almost nonexistent. If you really want to unwind, and enjoy privacy, then the Casita is for you.

Jim Nelson purchased this house in 2004

Why Jim Nelson chose El Centenario

I bought the lot and built the Casita in the La Paz area because I had such a great time visiting La Paz. The board walk in La Paz is by far the most beautiful I’ve seen to include anywhere in the Caribbean. I always feel a sense of adventure when I’m in La Paz and doing things in Baja. Baja has given my family and friends memories they’ll never forget. I’ve been traveling around the world over for 30 years, and I still love feeling of true peace and tranquility, when I’m staying at the Casita.

What makes this house unique

I love watching the sunrise over the water with the City of La Paz in the back ground, it's a great way to start a day. I also love to lay out at night next to the gas fire pit and star gaze... The new spa at night is also great.

The Casita sits on 1.5 acres with over a 300 plants and trees. There are always birds to watch on the beach and humming birds around the casita. The Casita is so private that I’m not concerned about what I’m wearing, no one will know or care. Its great being able to walk, to one of the restaurants in the area and not have to drive all the time. The Casita is very laid back, peaceful and has a feeling of no worries. Living in the moment.


Nearest Airport
10 Miles
La Paz, BCS, International Airport
Nearest Barpub
70 Metres
El Mesquite Verde
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
La Paz, BCS
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 1, San Diego to Cabo San Lucas
Nearest Restaurant
70 Metres
El Mesquite Verde
Car: necessary

Different Restaurants, road side stands and convenience stores are within walking distance. There are numerous Beautiful beaches all around the area. Fishing year round is always good. Diving and snorkeling is great. It's important to rent a car to truly esperance Baja. Please, don’t hesitate to call me if you want to know more about the area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

Check in after 3:00 PM and check out buy 12:00 s
Holiday period of Dec 19 to Jan 3: 20% price increase for the holiday period and a minimum 7 nights reservation.

Refunds. Only Fifty percent of the total rental amount will be returned, due to the lost revenue of not being able to rent the Casita.

Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD)

Please confirm rates and dates upon booking

50% due at booking, balance due 30 days prior

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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